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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437329/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-and-steroid-treatment-a-systematic-review
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Abhishek Kumar, Michael H Weber, Ziya Gokaslan, Jean-Paul Wolinsky, Meic Schmidt, Laurence Rhines, Michael G Fehlings, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba, Michelle J Clarke, Narayan Sundaresan, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, Arjun Sahgal, Dean Chou, Charles G Fisher
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review of the literature to answer the following questions regarding the use of steroid therapy in metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC): 1. In cases of MSCC, what is the effect of steroid administration before definitive radiotherapy or surgery on ambulatory status, bowel and bladder function and survival? 2. What steroid dosing regimens are associated with the best outcomes concerning neurological symptoms and complication prevention in cases of MSCC? SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Currently, there is significant variation in the initial bolus dose, daily maintenance dose and duration of treatment when steroids are used as a bridge to definitive therapy for MSCC...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431980/shear-stress-alterations-in-the-celiac-trunk-of-patients-with-a-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-as-shown-by-in-silico-and-in-vitro-flow-analyses
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Francesco Scardulla, Salvatore Pasta, Leonardo D'Acquisto, Sergio Sciacca, Valentina Agnese, Christian Vergara, Alfio Quarteroni, Francesco Clemenza, Diego Bellavia, Michele Pilato
BACKGROUND: The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) to treat advanced cardiac heart failure is constantly increasing, although this device leads to high risk for gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: Using in-silico flow analysis, we quantified hemodynamic alterations due to continuous-flow LVAD (HeartWare, Inc., Framingham, MA) in the celiac trunk and major branches of the abdominal aorta, and then explored the relationship between wall shear stress (WSS) and celiac trunk orientation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429903/causes-of-interruptions-in-postoperative-enteral-nutrition-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jirong Qi, Zhuo Li, Yueshuang Cun, Xiaonan Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Perioperative nutritional support has become a hot topic in the clinical management of congenital heart disease (CHD). Postoperative enteral nutrition (EN) offers many benefits, such as protection of the intestinal mucosa, reduced risk of infection, and low clinical costs. Interruptions in EN frequently influence nutritional support and clinical outcomes. We, therefore, aimed to determine the causes of interruptions in postoperative EN in CHD patients and discuss clinical counter measures...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421109/bleeding-meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-the-diagnostic-value-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy
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Lan-Lan Geng, Pei-Yu Chen, Qiang Wu, Hui-Wen Li, Ding-You Li, Min Yang, Si-Tang Gong
Background. Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value and safety of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for bleeding MD in children. Methods. We included consecutive children who were highly suspected of MD between 2012 and 2013. All patients underwent Meckel's scan. DBE was performed for patient with negative Meckel's scan. An exploratory laparoscopy was performed in children with positive Meckel's scan or DBE...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416166/two-year-outcomes-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-of-gastric-varices-in-liver-transplant-recipients-a-multi-institutional-study
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W E Saad, J F B Chick, R N Srinivasa, N Saad, S Kim, A Fischman, G Frey, A Al-Osaimi, S Caldwell
PURPOSE: To assess the 2-year effectiveness and safety of balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) for gastric varices (GVs) in liver transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven liver transplant recipients underwent consecutive BRTO for GVs at four institutions. Patients included eight (73%) men and three (27%) women with mean age of 56 years±12 (SD) (range: 26-67 years). Underlying cause of liver transplantation was hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related cirrhosis in five (45%), alcohol- and HCV-related cirrhosis in three (27%), primary biliary cirrhosis in two (18%), and alcoholic cirrhosis in one (9%)...
April 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
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V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413658/subcutaneous-metastasis-arising-from-gastric-cancer-a-case-report
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Tsutomu Namikawa, Eri Munekage, Masaya Munekage, Hiromichi Maeda, Tomoaki Yatabe, Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
A 59-year-old man was referred to the Kochi Medical School Hospital due to left shoulder pain. Physical examination revealed a nodular, painful mass lesion in the subcutaneous tissue of the right chest wall, with a diameter of ~2 cm. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large ulcerated tumor in the lower gastric body near the lesser curvature, and biopsy specimens of the gastric and humeral lesions revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Abdominal computed tomography revealed multiple low-density lesions in the liver and a well-defined, 2...
April 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411343/a-modified-uncut-roux-en-y-anastomosis-in-totally-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-preliminary-results-and-initial-experience
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Jun-Jun Ma, Lu Zang, Annie Yang, Wei-Guo Hu, Bo Feng, Feng Dong, Ming-Liang Wang, Ai-Guo Lu, Jian-Wen Li, Min-Hua Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and feasibility of totally laparoscopic uncut Roux-en-Y anastomosis in the distal gastrectomy with D2 dissection for gastric cancer. We also summarized the preliminary experience of totally laparoscopic uncut Roux-en-Y anastomosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was done in 51 cases of total laparoscopic uncut Roux-en-Y anastomosis in the distant gastrectomy with D2 dissection for gastric cancer in our hospital from September 2014 to December 2015...
April 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410791/gastrointestinal-safety-of-celecoxib-versus-naproxen-in-patients-with-cardiothrombotic-diseases-and-arthritis-after-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-concern-an-industry-independent-double-blind-double-dummy-randomised-trial
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Francis K L Chan, Jessica Y L Ching, Yee Kit Tse, Kelvin Lam, Grace L H Wong, Siew C Ng, Vivian Lee, Kim W L Au, Pui Kuan Cheong, Bing Y Suen, Heyson Chan, Ka Man Kee, Angeline Lo, Vincent W S Wong, Justin C Y Wu, Moe H Kyaw
BACKGROUND: Present guidelines are conflicting for patients at high risk of both cardiovascular and gastrointestinal events who continue to require non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). We hypothesised that a cyclooxygenase-2-selective NSAID plus proton-pump inhibitor is superior to a non-selective NSAID plus proton-pump inhibitor for prevention of recurrent ulcer bleeding in concomitant users of aspirin with previous ulcer bleeding. METHODS: For this industry-independent, double-blind, double-dummy, randomised trial done in one academic hospital in Hong Kong, we screened patients with arthritis and cardiothrombotic diseases who were presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding, were on NSAIDs, and require concomitant aspirin...
April 11, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406792/image-diagnosis-unusual-cause-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-young-man-isolated-gastric-angiodysplasias
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Sandeep Lamoria, Arka De, Vishal Sharma
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2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395384/laparoscopic-and-luminal-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-can-be-a-standard-treatment-for-submucosal-tumors-of-the-stomach-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Tatsuo Matsuda, Souya Nunobe, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hiroshi Kawahira, Noriyuki Inaki, Shuji Kitashiro, Nobutsugu Abe, Isao Miyashiro, Sayaka Nagao, Masahiko Nishizaki, Naoki Hiki
Background and study aims We have developed a combined laparoscopic and luminal endoscopic surgery technique for resection of gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) that can be performed without excessive resection of the stomach. In a multicenter retrospective study we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) for gastric SMT resection. Patients and methods Between October 2007 and December 2011, 126 patients with gastric SMTs underwent LECS at 8 institutions...
April 10, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387464/a-novel-ph-controlled-hydrogen-sulfide-donor-protects-gastric-mucosa-from-aspirin-induced-injury
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Chun-Tao Yang, Zhen-Zhen Lai, Ze-Hang Zheng, Jian-Ming Kang, Ming Xian, Rui-Yu Wang, Kun Shi, Fu-Hui Meng, Xiang Li, Li Chen, Hui Zhang
Hydrogen sulphide (H2 S) serves as a vital gastric mucosal defence under acid condition. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among widely prescribed medications with effects of antipyresis, analgesia and anti-inflammation. However, their inappropriate use causes gastric lesions and endogenous H2 S deficiency. In this work, we reported the roles of a novel pH-controlled H2 S donor (JK-1) in NSAID-related gastric lesions. We found that JK-1 could release H2 S under mild acidic pH and increase solution pH value...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381375/superior-mesenteric-artery-first-approach-versus-standard-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ionut Negoi, Sorin Hostiuc, Alexandru Runcanu, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Mircea Beuran
BACKGROUND: The superior mesenteric artery (SMA) first approach was proposed recently as a new modification of the standard pancreaticoduodenectomy. Increasing evidence showed that a periadventiceal dissection of the SMA with early transection of the inflow during pancreaticoduodenectomy associates better early perioperative results, and setup the scene for long-term oncological benefits. The objectives of the current study are to compare the operative results and long-term oncological outcomes of SMA first approach pancreaticoduodenectomy (SMA-PD) with standard pancreaticoduodenectomy (S-PD)...
April 2017: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381238/homozygous-germ-line-mutation-of-the-pms2-mismatch-repair-gene-a-unique-case-report-of-constitutional-mismatch-repair-deficiency-cmmrd
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N C Ramchander, N A J Ryan, E J Crosbie, D G Evans
BACKGROUND: Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome results from bi-allelic inheritance of mutations affecting the key DNA mismatch repair genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2. Individuals with bi-allelic mutations have a dysfunctional mismatch repair system from birth; as a result, constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome is characterised by early onset malignancies. Fewer than 150 cases have been reported in the literature over the past 20 years. This is the first report of the founder PMS2 mutation - NM_000535...
April 5, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378226/emergency-laparoscopic-conversion-from-mini-one-anastomosis-gastric-bypass-to-modified-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-due-to-acute-bleeding-from-a-recurrent-marginal-ulcer
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Mario Godina, Carlo Nagliati, Paola Menegon, Valentina Caruso
Our aim is to present the laparoscopic technique of an emergency revisional procedure performed to convert a mini/one anastomosis gastric bypass (MGB/OAGB) to a modified Roux-en-Y-gastric-bypass (RYGB) due to recurrent bleeding from a marginal ulcer. A 43 year old woman presented unstable conditions due to acute bleeding from a marginal ulcer after a MGB/OAGB performed 3 years before. After three failed endoscopic haemostasis attempts, she underwent a laparoscopic conversion to a modified RYGB in emergency setting...
April 4, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378078/different-clinical-characteristics-associated-with-acute-bleeding-and-delayed-bleeding-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-in-patients-with-early-gastric-cancer
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Takafumi Yano, Satoshi Tanabe, Kenji Ishido, Mizuto Suzuki, Natsuko Kawanishi, Sakiko Yamane, Akinori Watanabe, Takuya Wada, Mizutomo Azuma, Chikatoshi Katada, Wasaburo Koizumi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Few studies have classified risk factors according to the onset time of bleeding after endoscopic submucosal dissection (post-ESD bleeding). METHODS: We studied 1767 consecutive lesions in patients who underwent ESD for early gastric cancer from December 2006 through June 2016. Patients who had a remnant stomach or who had undergone reconstruction with a gastric tube were excluded. Post-ESD bleeding was classified into acute bleeding (0-5 days after ESD) and delayed bleeding (6 or more days after ESD), and the risk factors for each type of bleeding were compared...
April 4, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374894/endoscopic-drainage-of-pancreatic-fluid-collections-long-term-outcomes-in-children
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Zaheer Nabi, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Jahangeer Basha, Radhika Chavan, Rajesh Gupta, Mohan Ramchandani, Rakesh Kalapala, Partha Pal, Santosh Darisetty, Guduru Venkat Rao, D Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic drainage of pancreatic fluid collections (PFC) is the standard of care in adult patients. The literature is limited in children. In the present study, we aim to evaluate the safety and long term efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided drainage of PFC in children. METHODS: The data of all children (<18 years) with PFC who underwent EUS-drainage with plastic stents was analysed retrospectively. Technical feasibility, clinical efficacy and adverse events (AE) were analysed...
April 4, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374257/endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Wei An, Ping-Bo Sun, Jie Gao, Fei Jiang, Feng Liu, Jie Chen, Dong Wang, Zhao-Shen Li, Xin-Gang Shi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been used to remove submucosal tumors. However, with regard to the potential malignant behavior of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), whether ESD can be recommended for treatment is still controversial. Therefore, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of ESD for removal of GISTs in the muscularis propria (MP) layer and to assess the possible risk factors for a gastric-wall defect (GWD). METHODS: For 168 GISTs located in the MP layer from 168 consecutive patients, the baseline information, complications, and therapeutic outcomes were recorded...
April 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372456/paraesophageal-hernia-and-gastric-volvulus-an-uncommon-etiology-of-vomiting-and-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Gonçalo Nunes, Marta Patita, Vítor Fernandes, Jorge Fonseca
The authors report the case of a 75 year-old woman admitted to the emergency room with abdominal pain and coffee ground vomiting. Marked epigastric distension with tenderness and signs of severe dehydration were present. Upper GI endoscopy showed a black esophagus covered by a large amount of dark fluid, diffuse hyperaemia and superficial erosions. Marked distortion of gastric anatomy caused by stomach rotation and a large paraesophageal hernia was observed and the pylorus was not identified. Chest X-ray and CT scan confirmed the presence of an organoaxial gastric volvulus with antero superior rotation and incarceration of the gastric antrum, which was located above the diaphragm...
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367587/radiofrequency-ablation-for-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-and-radiation-proctitis
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Pave Markos, Branko Bilic, Hrvoje Ivekovic, Nadan Rustemovic
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) and chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) are well-known causes of repeated gastrointestinal bleeding and iron deficiency anemia. Argon plasma coagulation (APC) is the most common endoscopic therapy used, but some patients need multiple APC sessions. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is recently used in GAVE and CRP treatment with promising results. In this case series, we analyzed data for 15 patients with GAVE and 5 patients with CRP that had multiple prior APC treatment. They were treated with RFA HALO 90 catheter (HALO90 Ablation Catheter System; Covidien, GI Solutions, Sunnyvale, CA) in our tertiary referral center...
April 3, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
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